What is this thing called superstition? – part two

Posted on September 28, 2007


The thing with research is that what one thinks is fairly clear often turns out to be wrong-headed. I talked over my idea of putting together a paradigmatic characterisation of superstition with, Christophe Heintz, one of the other fellows here at the KLI and he convinced me that it was not a good way to go. And having reworked the outline, I must say that I am much happier with the end result. I now focus on the way that superstitions are linked to conditions of uncertainty and work from that to connect the various strands of the existing research. I’ll probably put up the results in the next couple of days.